New Fullmetal Alchemist TV Commercial Streamed

posted on by Egan Loo
Website revamped for April 5 debut of dark fantasy anime remake

The official Japanese website for Bones' new anime adaptation of Hiromu Arakawa's Fullmetal Alchemist manga has revamped itself with a new television commercial on Tuesday. The commercial aired on Japanese television this past weekend. Romi Paku reprises her role as the main character Edward Elric in the commercial; she and Rie Kugimiya (Alphonse Elric) were confirmed for the new anime's main cast in the March issue of Kadokawa Shoten's Newtype magazine that shipped on Tuesday.

Similar to the shorter commercial that aired in December, the new commercial's tagline says, "In this palm, is there hope or despair? The most powerful dark fantasy is here." The new anime series premieres in Japan on April 5 at 5:00 p.m. Yasuhiro Irie will direct, and Hiroshi Ohnogi is supervising the scripts.

Viz Media published the 17th volume of the manga version in North America last October, while FUNimation Entertainment released both the first television series and its theatrical movie finale.

Source: Moon Phase Comments

Image © Hiromu Arakawa/Fullmetal Alchemist Production Committee, MBS

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